I saw this movie on DVD when it first came out and was impressed for many reasons, one of which was the originality.
This Bluray edition is released by Unearthed Films. There is another movie with the same title, so look for the one that was made by Marcel Sarmiento and Gadi Harel. The Unearthed Fims Bluray is the unrated director’s cut.
If you were a teen male in America, you might have been asked a question that might still be going around these days, “If you were on a beach and a girl who drowned suddenly washed up on shore and her body was still warm, would you fuck her if there was no one around?”
This movie answers that question.
Of course, when I heard this question as a virgin 13-year-old, I didn’t know that a freshly-drowned person could be revived, or perhaps I was so struck with the image of a hot bikini-clad woman that I could only think of finally seeing boobs in real life (especially since the question primed me to consider sex). I think the question should be re-phrased as “Would you feel up her boobs while giving CPR?” but I don’t think this is actually a serious question. I don’t think it would ever be presented in an ethics class.
The story is a rather demented coming-of-age story in which a couple of young males discover a fresh-looking naked female corpse that seems to have been bound and raped in an abandoned building, and covered in plastic after her murder.
One of the males reflexively wants to call the police, but the other male does not see any urgency. Why not indulge some virginal curiosity?
This is the beginning of the many conflicts of the story which masterfully weave into and separate from each other. It’s a master class in writing.
Visually, the movie-makers made bold decisions. The subject matter is taboo and reviled, but the tale is presented elegantly and bravely.
In my reviews, I try never to spoil story elements. Rather, I like to inform you about what is good (or bad), and for you to decide whether or not to buy (or steal, if you are a scumbag), the movie. (If you love a movie or an album, you should purchase it. Keep killing creators and don’t be surprised if all that is left is mainstream garbage).
As shocking as this movie may seem to be to an average person, it is clever and multi-dimensional. If you are the kind of idiot who sees a nipple in a horror movie and instantly cries that it is porn, then this is not the flick for you. If you are not an idiot, then you will savor the story for its many astounding and poignant components. It’s visceral, but it is also sublime. You should treat yourself to this movie.
This edition is packed with extras. I can’t gush enough so let me end the review here.